If you're looking for answers here, then you're already well on your way to learning how God wants you to handle relationships with the opposite sex.
Here we see that God desires for men and women to develop relationships leading to marriage. : Because we will likely live with a mate in marriage and within a community around us, God wants us to learn how to live in harmony with others.
In this Bible study we will learn ways God wants us to develop Christian relationships through dating.
God loves us, and He does not want us to fail in life.
But that sometimes means that He will not give us what we want when we want it because He knows the positive or negative results of our truest desires.
But for most, the issue of dating involves "romantic attraction and desire." Therefore "dating" must be approached by what the Scripture says regarding romantic desire and marriage, the only relationship in which romantic desire is to be fully expressed.
If "dating" is defined as two single friends of the opposite sex doing things together for fun without any attraction or romantic desire or intimacy involved at all, there is no issue to discuss regarding dating. The Bible describes and gives directions concerning friendship.
Be sure to read what we have to say in the articles below though; your question may already have been answered!
Dating or courting or whatever you want to call it can be a great way to solidify an already super strong friendship if your parents have given their blessing, God is at the center, and you are both ready to step it up.
"Dating" is not a relationship, it is a method people employ in our culture to get to know others of the opposite sex that was not employed in Biblical times.